Course Descriptions - Management
MGT123 Introduction to Business (3-0-3)

This introductory course gives students a broad overview of the contemporary world of business. It reviews social, economic, legal, and political forces of the global economy that influence a business manager's role and decisions. Topics include fundamentals of business and economics, business ethics/social responsibility, competing in global markets, forms of business ownership, starting and growing a business, management, marketing (product, distribution, promotion, and pricing strategies), and managing technology and information.

MGT126 Disney Human Resource Mgt (3-0-3)

The Disney Human Resource Management course explores the human resource management function in a corporate setting and focuses on the development of leadership and management skills. Topics include the selection process, employment law, labor relations, compensation, performance development, corporate training and maintaining effective environments. It is designed to familiarize participants with current human resource practices and laws that apply to their careers, regardless of their field.

MGT127 Human Resource Management (3-0-3)

This course focuses on contemporary theory and practices relating to the management of people. Topics covered include meeting human resource challenges, managing work flows, conducting job analysis, understanding equal opportunity and the legal environment, managing diversity, recruiting/selecting employees, managing separations and downsizing, managing performance, and training. In addition, the course reviews managing compensation, rewarding performance, designing and administering benefits, developing employee relations, and managing discipline.

MGT129 Labor Relations (3-0-3)

This course provides the opportunity to explore, understand and appreciate the fundamental principles and concepts of labor/management relations. It surveys the historical, legal and structural environments that influence contractual issues and labor relations behavior. Negotiation, administration and major contents of the labor agreement are closely examined. A mock negotiation of a labor/management agreement is conducted.

MGT135 International Business (3-0-3)

This course will provide a survey of the interrelationships of world business operations; an introduction to current conceptual perspectives; cultural, educational, political and economic constraints; the international financial and trade frameworks; and the problems and challenges facing the transnational corporation. PR: MGT 123

MGT213 Principles of Management (3-0-3)

This course provides an overview of the major functions of management. Emphasis is on planning, organizing, controlling, directing, and communicating. Topics include managing yourself to get things done; creative problem-solving; becoming an ethical manager; motivating for performance; developing people with coaching and feedback; handling difficult conversations and conflict, and negotiation; diversity management; and leading positive change. CR: MGT 123

MGT215 Sales and Service (3-0-3)

This course focuses on the development and demonstration of effective sales presentation techniques. Each step in the selling process (the pre-approach, the approach and presentation, the closing and follow-up) will be analyzed, discussed, and applied. Managing the customer relationship is a central theme of the course. Additional topics include the importance of customer service, understanding consumer behavior, techniques for handling difficult customers, and developing and maintaining long-term relationships with profitable customers.

MGT221 Managerial Finance (3-0-3)

This course provides an overview of the principles and quantitative techniques used in financial management. In addition, the course examines the role of the financial manager. Topics include time value of money, measures of risk, models for pricing bonds and stocks, financial analysis, capital structure, cost of capital, capital budgeting, and working capital management. Finally, the course introduces financial problem-solving using Microsoft Excel or other computer spreadsheet programs. PR: ACC 121 or 123, CIS 102 or higher and MAT 128 or higher S

MGT230 Strategic Management (3-0-3)

This strategic management course covers mission, goal, strategy formulation, strategy implementation and strategy evaluation. Various strategic techniques are introduced including industry analysis, analysis of the competitive environment, key success factors, strategic scenario analysis and SWOT analysis. Additional topics covered include strategic thinking, competitive advantage, vertical and horizontal integration, and planning horizon in a global environment. PR: MGT 135

MGT242 Entrepreneurship (3-0-3)

This course gives students a comprehensive overview of the management of small and entrepreneurial ventures. Topics covered include pursuing franchising and existing business opportunities, creating a business plan, exploring target markets, developing the right marketing mix, pricing and credit strategies, selling, and effective customer service. In addition, the course also reviews understanding and managing start-up, fixed and variable costs, managing risk, operating for success, location, facilities and layout, human resources and management, leadership, and ethical practices. PR/CR: MGT 123

MGT250 Business Internship (3-0-3)

This course provides the business student with the opportunity to participate in a planned, professional experience of observation, study and field work within selected business entities. Textbook theory and classroom experience will be enhanced as the student works in an appropriately supervised setting. The field assignments will specifically encourage the development of overall business and management skills. Field study assignments will be administered and completed on site and will be supplemented by regularly scheduled seminars with the instructor. There is a final report and oral presentation due at the end of the semester. PR: Business or Accounting major, completion of 30 credit hours, minimum overall G.P.A. of 2.5, and permission of the department S

MGT251 Disney Co-Operative (0-0-6)

The Disney Co-Operative internship uses a directed working and learning experience to expand knowledge of successful organizational practices. This co-op is designed to meet a participant's need for an integrated experiential program that provides transferable knowledge and skills to all participants. Students work an average of 35 hours a week at Walt Disney World during the fall or spring semester. NOTE: The student is responsible for maknig the necessary transportation arrangements to Walt Disney World or Disneyland. PR: 2.0 GPA and Permission of Division


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